Hero Who Used Shotgun To Chase Off NZ Mosque Shooter Describes Confrontation

Abdul Aziz: The man who saved lives by running at the Christchurch gunman

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"I don't think I'm a hero because if I was not there somebody else would do the same thing".

"We can not be deterred from the work that we need to do on our gun laws", Ardern said. Cricket fan who was the sole breadwinner of the family Javed Dadabhai is mourning for his gentle cousin, 35-year-old Junaid Mortara, believed to have died in the first mosque attack.

"That's why I love New Zealand - you won't get that sort of love and that sort of respect anywhere".

"He was a brand new purchaser, with a brand new licence", he said. She had already exposed herself to huge danger by helping several women and children escape from the building, shepherding them out as the shooting started. "Everyone is trying to support each other so that it won't happen again in this country".

Shortly before that, gunman began the livestream, in which he was seen parking outside the mosque.

Aziz charged at Tarrant with a credit card machine when someone shouted that a gunman had opened fire.

Hailed as a hero, Abdul Aziz, 48, says they all thought there was a fire cracker or something, then someone screaming and saying some of the brothers and sisters are getting shot.

Fifty people lost their lives when a gunman identified as Brenton Tarrant invaded two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday.

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Mustafa Boztas, who was at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch during the terror attack, told Anadolu Agency on Sunday that he was shot in his leg by the terrorist but managed to escape through the mosque's window.

Thirty-one people remain in Christchurch Hospital after the mass shootings, nine of them in intensive care.

Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, has been charged with murder and appeared at court on Saturday.

Forty-eight-year-old Abdul Aziz is being called hero for his fearless actions during the Christchurch shooting at the Linwood Mosque last Friday.

Speaking of the terror attack, Alabi said that he heard a voice outside the mosque and made a decision to stop the prayer and peek outside the window.

Pakistan's high commissioner said six citizens had been killed and three were missing.

He yelled at the congregation of more than 80 to get down. While many hesitated, they believed Alabi when they heard gunshots and saw a body fall.

Aziz, originally from Kabul, said he left as a refugee when he was a boy and lived for more than 25 years in Australia before moving to New Zealand a couple of years ago. He added that if the shooter had managed to enter the mosque all of the worshippers would probably have been killed.

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Aziz said the man ran back to his auto to possibly pick up another firearm. He said the gunman ran back to his vehicle to get another gun, so he threw a credit card machine at him.

He said he could hear his two youngest sons, aged 11 and 5, urging him to come back inside.

When the gunman returned, he saw Aziz holding one of the weapons he had dropped, waiting to confront him.

He later picked up a gun dropped by the shooter but found out there was no bullet in it when he pulled the trigger.

When he realised that the mosque was being attacked, he ran towards the gunman, picking up a credit card machine as a makeshift weapon.

The windshield shattered, Mr Aziz said.

"For a long time, I didn't know if my kids were alive or dead or injured because I couldn't go inside the mosque", Aziz said.

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